A-level Music is a diverse and engaging course where students really get to explore music in detail, developing their musical skills and understanding through performing and composing music and by studying set pieces by established composers and performers. Adult students and sixth form age students are equally welcome and enjoy the varied experiences that each other bring to the group. The atmosphere is friendly and sociable and many past students have formed on-going friendships whilst studying together. Several students have also progressed to degree courses in music after completing A-level with us. A-level music at the Conservatoire is part of the Saturday Music School. The regular timetable is currently 11am-3pm each week but this varies occasionally to accommodate other events such as concerts, recordings and workshops. For example, we have a composition class each term where professional players try out student ideas and then make a recording for the coursework portfolio. Over the past few years we have also welcomed visiting specialists to lead world music workshops including Indian and African music.